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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

  • Winona LaDuke

    Environmentalist and activist Winona LaDuke tells conference that we need to preserve diverse crops varieties

Spotlights

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Student giving a poster presentation

    A graduate-level program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water issues worldwide. Provides students with the perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems.

  • Student in Dining Center

    By purchasing local, organic, and Fair Trade products, Tufts Dining contributes to a more sustainable campus while increasing awareness of food systems among staff and students.

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

  • Garden photo with sign for Cummings Community Garden

    Students from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine started a community garden which supplies produce to the Travis Fund Farmers’ market. The Travis Fund provides financial support to found animals and owners who need assistance with the cost of unanticipated veterinary care.

  • Students in a lecture hall

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of environmental economics within the realm of international relations.A concentration designed to provide students with substantial, in-depth, and focused study into environmental economics within the realm of international relations.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability